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The city must invest in its future

May 27, 2012 As major development goes on Marshalltown’s Main Street, the city council has been asked to sweeten the deals for multi-million dollar projects lately — a dilemma many communities would like to hav. more »»

Traffic safety project a good reminder for drivers

May 20, 2012 Most of us rush off each day, focused on the busy day ahead. None of us thinks that one day our life will be changed forever by an unexpected accident. more »»

Early years are learning years

April 22, 2012 These days we know more than ever about the importance of our children’s early years and how they shape their learning and development. more »»

Well-rounded leaders have bright futures

March 18, 2012 On Saturday, the Times-Republican published its annual Leaders of Tomorrow section featuring 56 area seniors selected by their local high schools. more »»

When disaster strikes, who will be there?

March 4, 2012 We are one disaster away from realizing how important the American Red Cross really is. more »»

Pedestrian walkway is a good idea for downtown

February 26, 2012 Since its inception the Marshalltown Central Business District has worked on various projects to advance downtown — its recent proposal to transform an alley into a pedestrian walkway is the latest... more »»

Tragic week in community has a bright spot

February 12, 2012 Community leaders work hard to bring notoriety to Marshalltown. However, the news that hit the city this last week was not the type of limelight officials seek out. more »»

Supporting our schools

October 30, 2011 Earlier this month a group of community leaders and volunteers gathered in Marshalltown’s council chambers. more »»

Why it’s Iowa’s Best Family Fall Festival

September 18, 2011 There’s a reason that Marshalltown’s Oktemberfest is dubbed Iowa’s Best Family Fall Festival — because it is. more »»

One organization, 24 reasons to give

September 4, 2011 In Marshall County a family, struggling with personal crisis, has started on the road to recovery at the Salvation Army. more »»

One more back-to-school item: Talk to your kids about bullying

August 21, 2011 Somewhere in Marshalltown there is a boy who is dreading the first day of school. It’s not that he doesn’t like learning. If going to school was just about the curriculum, he might get better grade. more »»

City should approve Social Host Ordinance

August 18, 2011 The Marshalltown Police Department has introduced a proposed ordinance that would make hosts of underage drinking parties responsible for their actions. more »»

For every story there’s a helping hand

July 14, 2011 If there is one thing we’ve learned from Monday’s disastrous storm it’s that everyone has a story. And for every story, there’s a helping hand. more »»

Marshalltown’s Skatepark needs support

July 2, 2011 Last Saturday Marshalltown’s Parks and Recreation department held a fund raising event for the Marshalltown Skatepark. more »»

A bold vision for education

June 19, 2011 Education was the centerpiece of the annual meeting of the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce this week. more »»

Extreme underage drinking

June 12, 2011 While it’s no secret that teens experiment with alcohol, a growing national trend shows teens — some as early as junior high school — are engaging in extreme underage drinkin. more »»

On Memorial Day, remember our soldiers

May 28, 2011 Three day weekend! The start of summer vacation! Let’s party! This Memorial Day weekend many of us will enjoy the luxuries of time off, travel and spending time with famil. more »»

Wake up calls illustrate effort to think outside the box

May 17, 2011 At first glance, the new wake up call program MHS will implement to get tardy students to class looks like the interworkings of a Hilton. more »»

Pitching in

April 29, 2011 On Sunday the Marshalltown Central Business District will hold its annual downtown clean-up in preparation of the many activities planned on our Main Street this spring and summer. more »»

Week of the Young Child

April 11, 2011 Many of us have special memories of childhood. more »»



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